Commercialisation management

Project Leader: Dr Simon Humphrys, Invasive Animals CRC

Aim: To accelerate end-user-adoption of IA CRC’s research

Relevant projects included under other goals include:

Project summary

The commercialisation management project’s aim is to accelerate the transfer of IA CRC’s research outputs into marketable outcomes and their adoption by end-users. It will achieve this by strategically directing resources toward critical research development and technology transfer bottlenecks.

To advance the adoption of IA CRC research outputs and outcomes, this project’s objectives are to:

  • attract additional grant funds leveraging CRC resources
  • professionally negotiate research and commercial agreements and contracts
  • effectively manage projects, regulatory work and intellectual property, and
  • provide market analysis (barriers and drivers) and business development/management expertise.

These objectives will result in:

  • value adding to IA CRC and participant intellectual property
  • coordinated national and international registrations that reduce research replication
  • more efficient commercialisation, market delivery and uptake of
    IA CRC products, and
  • the implementation of social and economic instruments that promote regional scale coordinated and integrated invasives management.

This project will contribute positively toward a primary aim of the
IA CRC, which is to deliver new, innovative, market researched products that meet a market need and have been demonstrated in practice with scientific rigour to be welcomed additional tools in reducing the impacts of invasive animals.

Key achievements

  • Developed an Intellectual Property (IP) management plan.
  • Developed an IP register and audit, which includes an international IP search.
  • Completed a consultancy project to review camel control options with the Desert Knowledge CRC (project 9.U.1).
  • Published a paper on international review of registration requirements.
  • Contributed to the development of nitrites as a new class of vertebrate omnivore pesticide.
  • Liaised with commercial partners to provide strategic input into fertility control research and development.
  • Achieved registration of PIGOUT® with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
  • Commenced the APVMA registration application process for PAPP fox and wild dog bait products.
  • Planned and completed two extensive PAPP bait field trials (involving fox and wild dog management with more than 150 land managers and 150,000 hectares).

Key deliverables

  • Continue registration of the following applications in 2009-10: fox and wild dog PAPP manufactured baits, HOG-GONE®, Take Aim®, and CO fumigator.

Project team

Dr Simon Humphrys, Dr Steven Lapidge, Frank Gigliotti, Dr Graeme Brown, Dr Bob Pigott, Dr Glen Saunders, Andreas Glanznig.

Project partners

IA CRC, Meat and Livestock Australia, Animal Control Technologies Australia, Connovation, Pestat, SenesTech, Bioquiv, University of Sydney, University of Newcastle, CSIRO, Industry and Investment NSW, NSW Livestock Health and Pest Authority, Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, Victorian Department of Primary Industries, Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment, Bureau of Rural Sciences.

Further information

See our commercial products page

Eason CT, Fagerstone KA, Eisemann JD, Humphrys ST, O’Hare JR and Lapidge SJ (In press) A review of existing and potential new world vertebrate pesticides with a rationale for linking use patterns to registration requirements. Journal of Pest Management.

Fleming PJS, Allen LR, Lapidge SJ, Robley A, Saunders GR and Thomson PC (2006) A strategic approach to mitigating the impacts of wild canids: proposed activities of the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 46: 753-762.

Humphrys, S and Lapidge, SJ (2008) A review of delivering and registering species-tailored oral anti-fertility products. Wildlife Research 35: 578-585.

Lapidge SJ, Eason CT and Humphrys ST (2008) A review of chemical, biological and fertility control options for the camel in Australia, Research Report 51. Desert Knowledge CRC, Alice Springs.

Lapidge SJ, Humphrys S and Dall D (2007) Global harmonisation in the field of invasive species management product development. Proceedings of the Managing Vertebrate Invasive Species Symposium, Ft Collins, Colorado. pp 34-42.

Lapidge S, Dall D, Hunt R, Cowled B, Smith M and Staples L (2006) A review of the impact of sheep predators in Australia and new control methods. Vertebrate Pest Conference 22: 258-263.

Saunders G, Lapidge S, Fulton W, Murphy E, Sarre S, Buller C and Peacock T (2007) The Invasive Animals CRC: a new research initiative for managing some old problems. Pest or Guest: the zoology of overabundance. Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Mosman, NSW, Australia. pp 88-93

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